TV Ratings: Alert Has Decent Debut, East New York Rises

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The ratings are in for Sunday, January 8, 2023.

FOX's new drama series, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, launched with 3.3 million viewers and a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49.

The numbers are likely inflated due to a strong football overrun, but the true test will be when Alert settles into its Monday timeslot on FOX.

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The best comparison we have is Monarch.

The Susan Sarandon drama launched in September with a strong lead-in on Sundays with 4 million viewers and a 0.9 rating, but the series never managed to go over 2 million viewers or a 0.2 rating when it moved to its regular slot.

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The series was subsequently canceled.

Will Alert break through and conjure strong ratings in its regular slot?

Time will tell.

Bob's Burgers (1.2 million/0.3) and Family Guy (1.1 million/0.3 rating) were both down vs. their last originals.

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Over on CBS, East New York managed 5.6 million viewers and a 0.5 rating -- another strong showing for the freshman drama.

NCIS: Los Angeles followed with 4.2 million viewers and a 0.4 rating.

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ABC went with The Lion King (1.9 million viewers/0.3 rating).

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NBC had Sunday Night Football coverage (17.7 million/4.5 rating).

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